Building on the global IUCN-Holcim Phase I agreement (2007-2010), the overall objective of the Phase II agreement (2011-2013) is to further develop a relationship that will enable the effective implementation of the Biodiversity Management System, demonstrate better biodiversity conservation and business outcomes to the Holcim Group, and extend the approach to the wider building material sector.
The Phase II agreement aims to deliver:
- Effective implementation of the Biodiversity Management System within Holcim
- Influence policies and legal instruments in selected countries to enable the building material sector to deliver better biodiversity conservation outcomes
- Influence the development of sector-wide standards for biodiversity conservation
- Strengthen the approach to water management in the Holcim Group.
Holcim covers the cost of implementing all activities under the global agreement, as well as the agreement’s overall coordination. IUCN administers and coordinates the agreement and activities on a day-to-day basis, and implements the activities in collaboration with Holcim.
The IUCN-Holcim global agreement is governed by a Steering Committee, comprising three members from each organization as well as two Relationship Managers, one based at each organization. Day-to-day coordination is the responsibility of the Relationship Managers.
Country-based agreements between IUCN regional and country offices and Holcim country operations have been, and will continue to be, established to complement and strengthen the expected outcomes of the global relationship and to address specific local conservation challenges.